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2019-20 SCHOOL CALENDAR January 18: Practice ACT, 8:30-11:45am January 20: MLK Holiday – No School

March 21: Trivia Night for PG March 26-29: Spring Musical, Les Miserables January 21: Home & School Meeting, 6:30 pm April 1: 1st Wed. Dismissal, 2pm (Faculty Inservice) January 22: All-School Mass, (Mass Uniform), 10 am April 3: First Friday Adoration In honor of those going to March for Life April 6: Junior Retreat January 22-25 March for Life, Washington, DC April 8: Wednesday of Holy Week (1/2 day) January 27-31: Catholic Schools Week April 9, 10, 13: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Break February 5: 1st Wed. Dismissal, 2pm (Faculty Inservice) April 14: Home & School Meeting, 8am NCAA NLI Signing Day April 15: NCAA NLI Signing Day February 7: First Friday Adoration April 18: Prom Band Sweets Feast Dessert & Show April 19: Mother-Daughter Tea (senior girls) February 11: Home & School Meeting, 8am April 30: All-School Mass (May Crowning), 10am February 17: President’s Day – No School May 1: First Friday Adoration February 18: Sophomore Retreat Senior Exams-1, 2, 3 periods February 22: Name That Tune Trivia May 2: Night at the Nest March 2: Department Honor Society Inductions, 2:30pm, Gym May 4: Senior Exams-4, 5, 6 periods March 4: 1st Wed. Dismissal, 2pm (Faculty Inservice May 5: Senior Exams-7, 8 periods March 6: First Friday Adoration May 7: Baccalaureate Mass, 7pm March 9-13: Spring Break May 8: Graduation, 7pm May 18-21: Final Exams May 21: Last Day of School

Senior Exams May 1 Periods 1,2,3 • May 4 Periods 4,5,6 • May 5 Periods 7,8 Senior exams fall during the regular bell schedule times. These are not half days for seniors.

PRACTICE ACT OPPORTUNITY: Students can now sign up for the Practice ACT January 18, 8:30-11:45am. These are actual ACT tests that have been retired for practice purposes. Students will have scores and test booklets returned individually the week following the test. Cost - $10. Sign up with Ms. Brannon in the counseling office. DRIVER’S PERMIT ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION Required, for a student to get a Driver’s Permit! Students may pick up a form in the front office during regular office hours. Please have student Social Security Number to complete the form. ADMISSIONS Are you concerned about the future of your high school student? Finding the solutions through goodness, beauty and truth only comes with an authentic Catholic education. Let St. Benedict at Auburndale High School (SBA) be the answer to your prayers. Applications are still being accepted for 2020-21.


Faith at SBA! All-School Masses -10am, Gym (Students in Mass Uniform)

Feb. 26 Mar. 19 Apr. 30 Fridays of each week Lunchtime Adoration & Penance

Mon, Dec. 9 All-School Mass

Jan 22, 10 am All-School Mass Students – Mass uniform

Mass offered in memory or honor of a loved one or friend? Please contact

Be sure to sign-up for FIRST FRIDAY ADORATIONS! Wonderful way to spend time with the Lord and pray for SBA! Contact: Deacon Jeff Drzycimski 260-2888 • First Friday Dates Feb. 7 Mar. 6 Apr. 3 May 1

Deacon Jeff Drzycimski at 260-2888 or

Meeting Dates – January 21 – 6:30 pm February 11 – 8 am April 14 – 8 am .

January Home & School Meeting Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 pm The Memphis Police Department Heroin and Opioid Response Team will present on the dangers and warning signs of addiction and how it relates to our teenagers. Open to the public, not just our families. Please pass the word!

Teacher Treat Days! Join in the fun and sign-up at The Home & School Association provides service through volunteer efforts for many events at SBA throughout the school year. Because we do not fundraise, we request a $45 per family donation to help take care of all the special activities that Home & School help support. To make a family donation visit - Email –

SBA Project Graduation 2019-20 Dear St. Benedict at Auburndale Parents: A tradition for the St. Benedict seniors is a drug and alcohol free “lock-in” given by the senior parents. Over 95% of our seniors participate each year and they have a wonderful time. We rent out Incredible Pizza and they have unlimited play time, as well as unlimited pizza, drinks and snacks. Whether your child loves go-karts, bowling, putt-putt, laser tag or lots of video game. There is something for everyone! Each senior receives a goodie bag valued at over $100 as well as super door prizes that have included 32-inch flat screen TV’s, Yetis and Gift Cards to name a few. It will also be the last time they will all be together as a group.

Ticket price is $175. The SBA Project Graduation committee also hosts a “Trivia Night” to raise money to provide a fun-filled night for our graduating seniors, to keep them safe and off the streets on graduation night. Our Project Graduation committee needs your help in a variety of ways. The Trivia Night is Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the SBA Dining Hall. We would like to invite you to be a part of this fun-filled night as a sponsor, volunteer or player. Trivia Night is an event that involves a competition of many teams of “experts” on various subjects. It is a competition that requires teams to answer ten rounds of ten questions about anything from science to nonsense. We are also looking for parents of freshmen, sophomores and juniors to get involved with Project Graduation to keep this wonderful tradition going in order that the future years maintain the success level we have experienced. We need several parents to volunteer during the event. On behalf of St. Benedict Project Graduation, we appreciate your help. Donations are tax deductible, and we would also like to offer our sponsors complimentary notice in our SBA Annual Report. Again, thank you for your support of this important event! SENIOR PARENTS, BE SURE TO SEND IN YOUR STUDENT’S RESERVATION AND PAYMENT! Sincerely, Amy Iovinelli SBA Project Graduation Committee Chair 901.849.9644 •

St Benedict Project Graduation Rules & Permission Form SBA Project Graduation (PG) is held on the night of graduation at Incredible Pizza from 11:30 pm-5:00 am. Incredible Pizza is located at 1245 Germantown Parkway Cordova, 309-3132. The purpose of SBA Project Graduation is to have a drug and alcohol-free evening of fun and fellowship one last time. RULES: If graduate arrives and is suspected to be “under the influence” (either alcohol or drugs) and the student fails a Breathalyzer test, parents will be called and the student will not be admitted to Project Graduation regardless of the paid admission. ▪ We strongly suggest that parents drop off their students and pick them up due to the long hours of fun, they will be very tired. ▪ No guests are allowed; ONLY students of the SBA Class of 2020 who have paid. ▪ Check-in is between 11:30 pm - 12:00 am. No one will be able to enter after 12:00 am. ▪ All bags, purses and items brought must be checked in. The less students bring with them the better. Storage is limited. ▪ No one will be allowed to leave early without a signed parental form. If a student has permission to leave, a parent will be notified and the student will not be allowed to re-enter. Students will not be eligible for door prizes if they leave early. ▪ There will be food and drink provided all night long. ▪ PG ends by 5:00 am. If a student does not feel capable driving home, please notify any of the chaperones and we will call a parent to come pick-up him/he. Any questions or if you need to reach us during the event: Amy Iovinelli (901.849.9644) SBA Project Graduation Permission Form I/We do give our child ______________________________permission to attend Project Graduation, and we acknowledge the rules listed above. I/We can be reached at ___________________________ in the event of an emergency. I/We DO______ give our child_____________________ permission to leave Project Graduation at any time during the event. WE acknowledge that we will be notified by the phone number listed above that he/she is leaving. I/We DO NOT______ give our child_____________________ permission to leave Project Graduation until the event is finished. Signature: _____________________________________ Date: __________________________ Make $175 check payable to SBA Project Graduation and return to the main office.


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